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Oh, to be a Fly on the Wall

Hello friends! It’s that time again: the monthly Fly on the Wall post. See what’s going on at our house and then take a peek at what’s going on at some other houses!

~Sorry its been a while since I’ve posted. Its been a crazy few weeks. Started my new job on April 1st and its been rough trying to re-adjust to being awake in the morning.

~New job is going well! Training is a bit slow (I can get a lot of other stuff done while in training) but its informative and I’m learning a lot.

~Our first wedding anniversary is this Sunday, April 19! I can’t believe its been almost a year already! We’re going to Lexington to hang out for the day and to have dinner at an amazing Italian place that I love and Garrett can actually eat at (he has a garlic allergy).

~Garrett’s family is taking us to dinner tonight for our anniversary, which is very nice of them. I think his aunts have orchestrated this dinner outing, and they’re just so adorable. I love hanging out with them ūüôā

~Since I’ve started the new job and we’ll have 2 paychecks again, we’re starting to look for our own place. It’ll probably take a while, but at least we’re looking. I’m definitely looking forward to living alone with my husband for the first time in our marriage!

~Garrett, I and some friends started a D&D like game last week. It’s called Pathfinder, and its a version of Dungeons and Dragons. Its actually really fun and the creation of characters was a cool process. In addition to¬†Pathfinder (where¬†I play a Gnome Bard), he taught me to play the Dragon Ball Z card game and its a ton of fun!¬†Needless to say, my husband has unleashed my inner nerdy gamer ūüôā

~Remember that baby shower I threw with a friend? Well, that baby is supposed to make his debut today. Mom is getting induced and I’m so hoping that I get a call/text later saying we can come meet him. I’ll try to take pictures cause who doesn’t want to see pictures of newborns? ūüėÄ

That’s all for me this month, I’m sorry I don’t have funnier stories! Check out these other great ladies:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                     Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/               Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                  Follow me home

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                      Menopausal Mother

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/         Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                        Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                            Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                    The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                 Someone Else’s Genius

https://gndisney.wordpress.com                            Disneyland in Kentucky

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com               Searching for Sanity

http://www.angelaweight.com                              Sanity Waiting to Happen

http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                         The Sadder But Wiser Girl

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                    Juicebox Confession

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Like a Fly on the Wall

It’s that time again, where a bunch of us bloggers give you a glimpse into our lives. So here goes:


~We somehow managed to control the flow of water into the basement, and have moved back downstairs. We got rid of the wet, ruined carpets, rearranged the living room, and got the musty smell taken care of.


~Somehow, despite the standing water and flooding, we’ve got mice again. Fortunately we have an awesome trap and we caught another bugger the other night. That now makes 2 adults and 9 babies. They’re not catch and release traps or live catch traps or whatever-they’re-called, cause 1) we can’t afford them and 2) this trap is the only one where the babies haven’t been able to eat the bait right off and not trigger the trap (that happened with the first 4 mice and it got old, fast).


~I got a new job! I got hired on at Convergys, a work from home agency, where I’ll be doing call center work (from home, yay!) and troubleshooting people’s internet issues. I start April 1, so wish me luck! We moved the craft room around a little too, so that I’ve got an office in there and I won’t bother Garrett, who also works from home, in the living room.


~I started ¬†a 365 photo-a-day challenge (check out the blog posts about it!) and while it was easy the first week, its proven to be more difficult as I go along. For a while I was beating myself up about not taking a picture every day, but I’ve decided that since its my challenge, then its ok if I miss a day or two ūüôā


~My friend Sarah (that awesome chick at The Momisodes) and I are throwing a baby shower for our mutual friend next weekend. I found out last month that they don’t have anything for this baby (number 4 and totally unplanned) and since this friend is convinced no one would come to a baby shower, Sarah and I are out to prove her wrong. She’s not due till the end of April, but this friend told us the other day that the doctors aren’t sure if the baby will stay in that long. So it might become a “Look who’s born!” shower instead. I guess we’ll just have to see what the little guy decides to do.


~Hung out with that same Sarah this week. She invited me to a Mary Kay party at her Church and this week on her day off, I went over and hung out with her and her kiddos. According to Little Bit, I’m her best friend now. And then Girl Child said I was her best friend too. So all 3 girls in that house are now my best friend ūüôā I helped Little Bit with her math homework (I love math, Sarah does not) and then we played on the whiteboard giving each other math questions and trying to figure out what words the other was spelling.¬†Sarah’s girls decided I should stay for dinner, so I got to share in the yummy Meatloaf Meatballs ūüôā


~Garrett’s Mom and Dad came back from Florida last week. They were going to do Mom’s cancer surgery down there but the doctor wants her heart to get stronger first, so they’ll go back in June for the surgery, giving Mom the time to work on that and finish out the school year (she works at the middle school).


~Garrett went to Louisville last weekend to play in a card tournament. He won one of the raffle prizes, but he forgot to tell me how many games he won. He came home very happy and was glad to get a day with the guys out of the house. By the time the weekend rolls around, he’s usually a bit stir crazy so its nice when he gets to get out and do stuff like that.


~I got really crafty this week, starting and finishing both a jewelry holder for my bathroom and a thread holder for my craft room (I’ll get pictures of those up as soon as I can get my new camera synced with the computer). Next big craft to finish is quilting and binding the baby quilt that is a gift for next week’s baby shower. Guess I should get on that ūüôā


Now that you’ve buzzed around my house a little, take some time to buzz around these other ladies’ houses:


http://www.BakingInATornado.com                     Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/               Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                   Follow me home

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                       Menopausal Mother

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/          Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                         Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                           Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                        The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                   Someone Else’s Genius

http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                          The Sadder But Wiser Girl

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

https://gndisney.wordpress.com                              Disneyland in Kentucky

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                     Juicebox Confession

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com              Searching for Sanity

http://www.gomamao.com                                     Go Mama O.



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A Fly on the Wall

Today’s blog is another group project, our “Fly on the Wall” Posts. We give you a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Give mine a read and then check out the links to see what’s going on in other houses!

~Tax return money came in, so Garrett and I were able to have a little fun. We went to Lexington on Saturday to hang out and walk around and enjoy spending time with each other.


~Valentine’s day was pretty chill here, we did go to dinner with Garrett’s parents at a local place that had a nice dinner deal going on: 2 steaks, 4 sides and a strawberry cheesecake dessert to split. It was delicious and the restaurant was giving out carnations to the ladies.


~We’ve survived the snow-pocalypse here in Kentucky. I went out and shoveled a path from the bottom door to the trash can and cleared a path from the front door to the van so that we may be able to get out of the house. They’re saying we could get another 1-3 inches, so who knows what’ll happen.


~Garrett’s Sister is planning on coming up to London this weekend, so she can drive Mom & Dad-in-law to Florida for them to visit with them for a while. Hopefully the snow we’ve got and snow we may get won’t mess these plans up too much.


~I’ve been working on a bunch more crochet projects, I just have to get them together, photograph them and post them online. Don’t forget to check out Creations by Cole¬†for samples of what I’ve done and pricing. Let me know if you have something I can make for you!


~I finally was able to order a new sewing machine, as the one I’ve got died. Unfortunately, the snow has it delayed so my 2 day shipping has turned into it’ll-get-here-when-the-weather-cooperates. Lol. I guess that’ll give me a chance to make space and do a little organizing in the craft room.


~I finally bugged Garrett enough to cut up some wood for me. I found a picture and bought some string to do a string art collection for above our bed. I’ve got the boards painted, now I just need to print out the template and get the nails in so that I can finish the project. Hopefully it’ll turn out as cool as I’m imagining it ūüôā


~Next week I’ve got a HYDA scan scheduled to see how well/not well my gallbladder is working. My Dr. doesn’t think its working very well and is blocked a bit and it’s put me in the ER with pain from the cramping so hopefully the scan will show that I need it removed. I fear that only then will I get relief from the abdominal pain I’ve been in.


That’s some of the stuff that’s been going on in our house, now buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                     Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com                  Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                   Follow me home

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/          Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                          Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                            Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                        The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                   Someone Else’s Genius

http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/      Eileen’s Perpetually Busy

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                      Juicebox Confession

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                       Menopausal Mother

https://gndisney.wordpress.com                              Disneyland in Kentucky

http://www.gomamao.com                                      Go Mama O



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